• Maserati has unveiled the new MC20 Cielo

The hardtop roof adds 65 kilos to the kerbweight without compromising performance of its coupe sibling

Maserati has unveiled the new MC20 Cielo, which is a convertible version of the recently launched MC20 supercar. It has been developed in Modena, Italy and will be manufactured there as well.

Also read: Maserati MC20 coming to India this year

The new hardtop roof goes from open to close in 12 seconds and the whole roof mechanism adds just 65 kilos to the total kerbweight. The roof panel itself is quite unique as it features a smart glass that aligns towards the top of the roof when it is up. With the push of a button, the brightness of the glass can be switched from opaque to transparent, which basically acts as a sunroof when it is transparent. 

The convertible will be powered by the same twin-turbo, 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces 621PS and 729Nm. Maserati has managed to add a roof without compromising the performance of the MC20 coupe, with the Cielo producing an identical 0-100kmph time of three seconds. It comes mated to an eight-speed automatic DCT that engages the rear wheels. There are four drive modes to select from: Wet, GT, Sport, Corsa and an additional option to turn the ESC off, which is categorized as a drive mode.

The Italian luxury carmaker has already confirmed the launch of three new models for India this year- the Levante Hybrid SUV, the MC20 supersports and Grecale SUV. We hope to see the open version of the MC20 making its way here as well.

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